Ahly beat Mouloudia Alger to revive Champs League hopes

Al Ahly fans pictured in 2011
Ahly fans (pictured earlier this year) celebrated a victory over Mouloudia Alger which puts them back in the frame for the Champions League semis

Al Ahly of Egypt are back in the race for a place in the semi-finals of the African Champions League after beating Mouloudia Alger 2-0 on Friday.

Egypt striker Emad Motaeb got both the goals for the Cairo giants in the first-half.

It puts them, temporarily, level with the two leaders in Group B on four points.

But Wydad Casablanca and Esperance still have to play in this round of matches.

Ahly playmaker Mohamed Aboutrika created the first goal for Motaeb, who headed home from the veteran star's pinpoint cross in the tenth minute.

The second goal came on the half hour mark, with Ahmed Fathi being the provider for Motaeb to fire home a first-time shot.

The result leaves Mouloudia Alger languishing on just one point from their three matches so far.

Both they and Al Ahly will be hoping that the match between Wydad and Esperance on Sunday ends in a draw.